access to information

Liberating the NHS: an information revolution - response to the Department of Health consultation

This document is the Joseph Rowntree's response to the Department of Health consultation, Liberating the NHS: an information revolution.

Choose Life resource database

The resource database is the Choose Life website's fully searchable portal of knowledge, giving visitors access to training manuals, websites, guidance documents leaflets, manuals and more in the field of suicide and mental health.
The database was developed in direct response to calls by those working in the field to pull together information on the range of materials/resources available.

Using news feeds to keep up to date

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) lets you see at a glance what’s new on your favourite websites. The websites feed information out to you and you choose whether to read or not. This saves time.

You can use RSS to keep track of whole websites, parts of websites, blogs or podcasts.

When you see a feed that looks interesting you subscribe to it by clicking on the icon (subscribe simply means add to my list - it doesn’t mean you have to pay).

First you need a feed reader. There are many to choose from and most are free, but there are three methods to chose from.

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

This Act of Scottish Parliament provides a right of access to information held by Scottish public authorities; creates exemptions from the duty to disclose information; and establishes the arrangements for enforcement and appeal.

Learning Network North Training Network Report May 2010

Summary report on the proposal to develop a training network in the North of Scotland. Such a network would facilitate joint working and provide mutual support on training and development issues. Consultation undertaken on behalf of the Scottish Social Services Learning Network North by Carol Smith.

Common assessment framework for adults demonstrator site programme: prospectus for phase 2 applications

Following the public consultation on a Common Assessment Framework for Adults (CAF) the Department of Health is launching a further phase of Demonstrator Sites to address the issues raised during the consultation, and broaden the coverage of the Demonstrator Site Programme (DSP) to provide further evidence to support the development of CAF.

In this second phase the program was widen with different IT systems currently in use, whether provided commercially or in- house, and to include regional areas of England currently not represented in Phase 1.

Scottish good practice guidelines for supporting parents with learning disabilities

Guidance containing information and advice to help social work departments and other agencies support people with learning disabilities who become parents.

'Getting it right for everyone': conference report

Report of the proceedings of the 'Getting it right for everyone' conference held in Perth on 13th November 2007. The conference was concerned with improving the ability of those working in community planning to engage with people with learning disabilities and raising awareness of the issues facing people with learning disabilities in respect of planning the future of local communities.

Sharing Knowledge, Improving Practice, Changing Lives - Scottish social services knowledge management strategy - Appendices

The appendices include a bibliography, methodology, a list of the Managed Knowledge Network Steering Group and a list of the people who contributed the formulation of the Knowledge Management Strategy.